I am very displeased to say that I no longer own a Fiero. I had started an 88 3.4 dohc swap almost 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish it. I am sure you have all seen my threads in the mall parting out the car. I have spent countless hours on the car, as well as countless dollars accumulating parts for it. I had almost everything ready on it, up until this year. Then school and work kicked my ass. I didn't get home (almost an hour away) to work on it more than once a month. So I made the decision to part out the car. It was eating up space in my garage, and my sister was moving into that house, so it just counted stay in the shape it was in. My only hope was to allow the tons of aftermarket parts that I accumulated to live on in someone else's car. I wish I could have finished it, but I just have no time for a project that large. I took on this project when I was only 17 years old. I am now 20.
Two days after I made the decision to part with the car, I saw a 1991 Mazda RX7 (N/A 5 speed) sitting on a dealer's lot. I pulled in, and took a look. I drove the car, and it reminded me so much of my Fiero, that I ended up trading my 95 firebird (3.4 5 speed) for it. The guy was having a hard time selling it, and told me that the firebird would be a much easier sell for him. The firebird was in ROUGH shape too. Since then, I have sold enough of the parts from my Fiero to begin putting a little money into the RX7. I replaced the power steering rack, as well as the brakes with some nice new rotors, pads, and lines. I also fitted a set of lowering springs, and nice set of seat skins I picked up on ebay. I was also able to use the wheels I had been saving for my Fiero on the RX7 since it had a 5x100 and 5x114.3 bolt pattern. I am amazed at the aftermarket available for this little car. I am amazed at how similarly it handles compared to the Fiero. I am very sad to see me Fiero go, but I am happy with my newly acquired vehicle. I plan on having another Fiero one day, but it will be one day when I can manage a project the size of the one I took on.
Taking on a project the size of the Fiero, at only 17, was a huge task. But the knowledge and help provided here made me confident in completing it. I had the motor in and running, thanks to the help of many here. I guarantee I will still check this forum daily, and offer my assistance, just as assistance was offered to me. I would hate to see the best forum that I have ever been on, begin to push away new members. This is a great community, and I am glad to know I can still be a part of it, even without a Fiero.
Again, thanks to all, for your years of help and assurance.